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Existing data 1. Description Existing data includes government records (census), personal documents, or mass communication (published books, the news, movies). The Statistical Abstract of the United States is an excellent source of existing data. 2. Advantages The advantages are that data are generally easy to obtain. They already exist and can be found in most university libraries.
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Unformatted text preview: Much existing data are also standardized. Standardization makes it easier to compare one set of data with another. 3. Disadvantages One problem associated with existing data is that the researcher must use the format provided. For example, a researcher studying poverty would be frustrated with the census before 1970 because there was no poverty rate in 1960 and before....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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